The Northern New Town, Stockbridge and the Water of Leith provide the tranquil backdrop to a spring-time guided walk beginning at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street and finishing at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One and Two) on Belford Road. Join historian, Alastair Learmont, and discover more about the history of the galleries, and the social, cultural and artistic landscape linking the two.
Please come dressed for the weather, and be ready and able to walk at a reasonable pace. The tour will be about two miles of walking and are generally appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, but please use your best judgment. The tour will go on rain or shine. However, in cases of severely inclement weather on the day of the tour, the tour will remain in the gallery. We recommend booking to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited to 15 places.
This is a linear walk which starts at the Portrait Gallery and finishes at Modern One.
A full accessibility guide is available at www.accessibilityguides.org.
We provide a sensory map of the building to help visitors identify areas with changes in light, smells and noise. It locates seating areas and less crowded, quieter spaces. Printed copies are available from the front desk at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.
In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.
Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.
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